State and Regional News

Annual BUPD day set for Oct. 19

    Governor Mike Parson has proclaimed Oct. 19 BUPD Day in Missouri, and once again the Missouri Department of Transportation is throwing down its challenge for Missourians to buckle up and put their cellphones down. Friday, October 19, 2018 is MoDOT’s Second Annual Buckle Up Phone Down Day, a time to stand up, accept the challenge and promote roadway safety.

Governor signs executive order creating Bicentennial Commission

This morning Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 18-07 for the creation of a Bicentennial Commission. The commission will aid the State Historical Society of Missouri as it implements the commemoration of Missouri’s upcoming bicentennial.

Almost 4500,000 Missourians now registered for annual statewide ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill on Oct. 18

• Sign up now to participate in this year’s ‘Drop, Cover, Hold On’ drill

Eight days before Missouri’s annual statewide earthquake drill, more than 448,000 people had already registered to participate in the Great Central U. S. “ShakeOut” on Oct. 18. A total of more than 2.6 million people are registered in the 14 central U.S. states that could be impacted by a New Madrid Seismic Zone earthquake.

Quaker Window Products announces $65 million expansion in Eldon,

Quaker Window Products, Co. announced plans today to expand their current operations to a new location in Eldon, Missouri, investing as much as $65 million over the next 6-10 years as the new campus is expanded.  This phased plan is also expected to create 300 new full-time jobs for the region.